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Jennifer Kent Masters Horror in Multiple Genres.

Eight years ago today, The Babadook was released in theaters, making it the perfect day to celebrate the brilliant Jennifer Kent! 

Jennifer Kent is an Australian director, best known for The Babadook, which was actually her first feature film. The Babadook is a horror film about a single mother who must confront a disturbing intruder, manifested by her son’s fear of a monster in their home.read more.

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Faith Ringgold’s Work Weaves Activism with Artistry

Happy birthday, Faith Ringgold! Today we are celebrating this multimedia artists’ activism. 

Faith Ringgold practices many mediums of art including painting, sculptures, performance art and even children’s books. She is perhaps best known for her quilts, which bring racial justice and gender equality into their vibrant and intricate designs.read more.

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Novelist Annie Ernaux wins the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature

Today we celebrate Annie Ernaux, who has just won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature. Congratulations Annie! 

Annie Ernaux is a French author who writes fiction and memoir, and sometimes a little of both at once. She is known for her autobiographical writing, which is intimate and personal while expertly contextualizing her life within a broader history and society; her written experiences are not just hers, but a part of a larger collective social consciousness.read more.

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Cat Power never strays from what makes her an incredible musician

On the anniversary of the release of her album Wanderer, we’re celebrating Charlyn Marie “Chan” Marshall, a singer-songwriter, musician, and model best known by her stage name, Cat Power. 

Cat Power was originally the name of Chan’s first band, but she later took on the name as a solo artist. She is known for her unique sound, which is a mixture of blues, punk, folk, and some influences from hymns and gospel music. read more.

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Mean Girls Day: Celebrating Tina Fey’s Contributions to Comedy

“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was.” “It’s October 3rd.” 

Happy Mean Girls Day! Today we are celebrating Tina Fey, a writer of this iconic film, and a leader in the world of comedy. 

Tina Fey is a well-loved and talented everywoman in the entertainment industry. As an actress, writer, director and producer, Tina has been nominated for 45 Emmys and won 9, nominated for 10 Golden Globes and won 3, and even received nominations for a Grammy and a Tony. read more.

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